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Old 04-27-2016, 03:54 PM   #31
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If I had to name just one aspect of my 19 I did not like, it would be the door. Though to be fair, they are doing a much better job than in 2009 with the moulded doors. My door had over 1/2" of added foam strips to help seal in places. You could feel the draft on a cold night.

I too much prefer to crack a window and use the fan for ventilating, it is something that I control.

Still, one of my favourite things about the new moulds with the straight sides is the opportunity to use the new door. Not only does it seal better, and have a sturdier screen, it also allows more options for fridges too.

I do prefer the look of the moulded door, but I will take function over appearance on an item like that any day.

This is my preference anyway.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:58 PM   #32
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How dare you have an opinion, Jim?
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:12 PM   #33
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How dare you have an opinion, Jim?
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:13 PM   #34
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You will learn . We have had our trailer for 3 years and if you don't run your Max fan , open window or windows , you will have a problem . In cold weather you need to open your cabinets , get your cushions and bed away from walls . Have some kind of humidifier pretty much all the time . We live in California or it can be worst and you need to do more . Have had the new door twice and really like the classic door for many reasons , I guess the screen first off . Good thing we all don't think alike . You can have your opinion so can we . Pat
I thought my words "just my 2c" made it clear I was aware it was just my opinion.

Of course we all can have our own opinion. I'm not stupid.

This forum is awesome as people here sometimes politely disagree.

Again - just my 2c
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:20 PM   #35
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I seem to remember reading either from ETI material or on this Forum that ETI doesn't not recommend their trailers for full time use. So I'm wondering if there might be some warranty issues for someone using the trailer for full timing ?
When I spoke with Sarah earlier this month in Chilliwack she said there are no stipulations about full-timing, and Tammy confirmed this.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:26 PM   #36
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When I spoke with Sarah earlier this month in Chilliwack she said there are no stipulations about full-timing, and Tammy confirmed this.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:28 PM   #37
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If I had to name just one aspect of my 19 I did not like, it would be the door. Though to be fair, they are doing a much better job than in 2009 with the moulded doors. My door had over 1/2" of added foam strips to help seal in places. You could feel the draft on a cold night.

I too much prefer to crack a window and use the fan for ventilating, it is something that I control.

Still, one of my favourite things about the new moulds with the straight sides is the opportunity to use the new door. Not only does it seal better, and have a sturdier screen, it also allows more options for fridges too.

I do prefer the look of the moulded door, but I will take function over appearance on an item like that any day.

This is my preference anyway.
I agree Jim. While I've always liked the look of the custom door, I appreciate the new door design for those exact reasons. Maybe because I am more used to it, I still prefer the look of the "classic's" curved sides over the straighter side new models. But I am a diehard function over form man myself and am therefore looking very forward to a 2017 21' next May.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:31 PM   #38
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...... am therefore looking very forward to a 2017 21' next May.
And the party at the rally afterwards too, eh?
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:32 PM   #39
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And the party at the rally afterwards too, eh?
Huuuum might just be why we picked a May completion date.....
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:56 PM   #40
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I thought my words "just my 2c" made it clear I was aware it was just my opinion.

Of course we all can have our own opinion. I'm not stupid.

This forum is awesome as people here sometimes politely disagree.

Again - just my 2c
Hey no problem sorry if I took it the wrong way . I notice you have a Casita . Nice trailer too I had considered one myself . The Casita does not have the vinyl we have . The condensation is something you are going to have to deal with . That Max fan will be your friend and opening windows . Pat
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